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Get educated, sign petitions, donate funds, or share information about ecojustice, women’s initiatives, food sovereignty, the human right to water, interfaith education and more! Click to explore time-dependent and ongoing action campaigns.



The Temple of Understanding must rely on the generosity of its friends and supporters to meet the cost of providing programs, year-round, for youth and adults that are free or at greatly reduced prices. Please consider donating money, stock or making a bequest to the TOU, and see our donations page for more information.



Volunteers are indispensable at The Temple of Understanding! 

It is through their support and service that our mission is achieved. Volunteer positions are open to all individuals who
meet the qualifications for each volunteer position without reference to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age or condition of handicap.

There are many opportunities available to offer your time and talent. You may want to volunteer only occasionally or on a more consistent basis. Check our volunteer opportunities page for more information.


UN Summer Intensive Internship Program

This intensive six-week summer immersion program at the UN is facilitated by trained educators, NGO representatives, and distinguished guests. Students ages 16 to 21 have access to General Assembly and Security Council meetings and interviews with UN Agency staff, and they engage in peer dialogues on global issues. They are required to research and present a report on a chosen issue related to the UN’s summer agenda. Read more about Summer UN Internships >>